The Scientific Committee

Dr. Paul Donnellan, Consultant Medical Oncologist, University Hospital Galway


Dr. Paul Donnellan is consultant medical oncologist at Galway University Hospital, Mayo General Hospital and the Galway Clinic. He is also honorary lecturer in medical oncology at NUI, Galway. He is an active member of the Irish Clinical Oncology Research Group (ICORG).

Paul initially graduated with an MSc in the field of leukaemia research prior to studying Medicine at Trinity College Dublin, where he graduated with honours in 1993.

After his early training in medicine and medical oncology at St. James’s and St. Vincent’s Hospitals, Dublin, he conducted laboratory-based research at University College Dublin into oncogenic viruses in multiple-transfused patients.

He then went to complete his oncology training in the UK; initially at the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh and then on the Specialist Registrar training programme at St. George’s, Guy’s & St. Thomas’ Hospitals London. During his training he published many papers and abstracts on diverse topics including breast cancer, lung cancer, gastric cancer, ethics, and oncogenic viruses.

In 2001 Paul took up a post as Consultant Medical Oncologist in Sligo General Hospital Ireland, where he developed a new medical oncology unit, and also established ‘SHOUT’, a registered cancer charity.

In 2005 he was appointed to his current post at GUH where he has established research interests in Melanoma, Lung Cancer, and Genito-Urinary malignancies.

Mr. Padraic Regan

Mr. Padraic Regan, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Galway University Hospital & National University Galway,  Ireland


NUIG Graduate 1981
Registrar Plastic Surgery Stoke Mandeville Hospital Aylesbury UK
Senior Registrar Derriford Hospital Plymouth UK and Oxford
Consultant Plastic Surgeon Stoke Mandeville Hospital 1993-1997
Consultant Plastic Surgeon Galway University Hospital 1997 – present

Dr. Derek G Power, BSc(PHARM), MB, MRCPI, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Mercy/Cork University Hospitals


Derek Power graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1994 with an honours degree in Pharmacy. He then graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2001 with an honours medical degree. After his general medical training and 2 years of specialist training in medical oncology he won a bursary from the Irish Society of Medical Oncology and embarked on a Solid Tumour fellowship in Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, New York 2007-2009. He then did a Cancer Genetics fellowship in Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre 2009-2010. He was appointed as a Consultant Medical Oncologist in The Mercy and Cork University Hospitals – July 2010. Interests include melanoma, gastrointestinal and genitourinary cancers as well as familial cancer genetics. Dr Power has published original papers in the use of novel compounds in upper gastrointestinal cancer as well as reviews and book chapters in GI cancers. He has given oral presentations at the ASCO and ESMO meeting and is a member of national and international cancer organisations. As a member of ICORG he has been an investigator on BRAF and MEK inhibitor trials in advanced melanoma.

Professor H Paul redmond

Professor Paul Redmond, Consultant Surgeon, Cork University Hospital


Professor Paul Redmond is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Cork University Hospital. His special interest is in Breast and Endocrine disease for which he serves as Lead Clinician.
Professor H. Paul Redmond graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1983. After undertaking a BSc (1st Class Honours) in Anatomy he completed his surgical training in Dublin. He spent 2 years working as a Surgical Oncology Research Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. On the basis of this work he was awarded an MCh degree by the NUI.
Professor Redmond returned to Ireland in 1991 and established a research laboratory at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin. He spent a further 3 years working as a Senior Surgical Registrar before being appointed Senior Lecturer in Surgery in Beaumont Hospital and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1995. He was subsequently appointed as Head of the Department of Surgery, Cork University Hospital / University College Cork, Ireland in September 1997.
Professor Redmond has served on numerous national and international bodies including acting as Director of the Scientific Committee for the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, Membership Director for the Society of Academic and Research Surgery. He is currently a Council Member of Chair of the Scientific Guidelines Committee for the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Director of Cancer Services for the Health Service Executive – Southern Region and was Chair of the Irish National Cancer Forum from 2003 – 2006.
Professor Redmond has authored / co-authored over 200 research publications, book chapters and books.

Dr. Paula Calvert, University Hospital Waterford

Dr. Sinead Field, University Hospital Waterford

Dr. Fergal Kelleher, AMNCH Tallaght

Dr. Walter Kolch, UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research